Fire Destroys Rural Waverly Home

By: Erika Tallan Email
By: Erika Tallan Email

The cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a Waverly farm house remains under investigation.

The State Fire Marshall's Office hasn't yet determined what started the fire because of extensive damage.

Crews were dispatched to a house near 98th and Waverly Road at 10:22 p.m. for a report of flames coming from the roof.

According to crews at the scene, flames were visible from Lincoln as well as a large plume of smoke.

The young homeowner 23-year-old Waylon Timmerman says he watched his dreams burn up with the house.

Timmerman just bought the house 6 weeks ago and started renovating the space. He had just replaced the roof and was working on the first floor bathroom.

"I still have a big chunk of land that I always wanted so the dreams are still there. I just need to find them I guess. Dream up some new ones," Timmerman said.

Timmerman says he will rebuild his dreamhome.

Waverly Fire Chief Mike Binder said they fought the fire defensively. The fire was difficult to get under control since the fire was mostly on the second floor and roof area while crews attacked it from outside.

A ladder truck was called in from Lincoln and was able to get above the flames and knock them down quickly.

Crews from Raymond, Southeast, Air National Guard and LFR assisted in battling the fire.

The house which was originally built in 1914, is considered to be a total loss.

The State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.


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